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M L S Roundtable Final (1)


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M L S Roundtable Final (1)

  1. 1. Trade Information for Business Development A presentation to: MLS-SCM Roundtable in Montreux By: Medea Metreveli, TIS/DMD Date: 23 April 2009
  2. 2. ITC’s Trade Information Services <ul><li>Diagnosis of needs and existing capacities (national/regional) </li></ul><ul><li>Operational plans for setting up information services </li></ul><ul><li>Effective information processing , management, dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Selection and procurement of information material </li></ul>I. Trade information services development <ul><li>Information management </li></ul><ul><li>Information research and dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management for trade information portals </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning </li></ul>II. Training programmes <ul><li>Trade Intelligence Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Market News Service </li></ul><ul><li>Information support for TSIs </li></ul><ul><li>Market Research Reports, TSI Directory </li></ul>III. Knowledge development
  3. 3. Directories Market Research Reports Training / e-Learning (in development) Trade Intelligence Portal (in development) Market News Service Knowledge Development by tools & publications
  4. 4. Trade Intelligence Portal NB: Portal in progress
  5. 5. The Main Features of the Platform Trade specific SEARCH system Taxonomy of trade terms Searching ITC’s and web resources Using Web 2.0 technologies for: The customization of the Portal by users depending on their particular interests Integration of the Portal into external websites using Trade Widgets User-defined ALERTS system Multichannel news delivery system via: Newsletters, Alerts, RSS, Blogs, Social Network Embedded function of creating: Vertical portals by Country, Product, Partner, Topic Horizontal portals for institutions, companies or individuals
  6. 6. Trade Intelligence Portal – Search Results NB: Portal in progress
  7. 7. Trade Intelligence Portal – Expanded Results NB: Portal in progress
  8. 8. News Feeds Decide which content you want to receive and press the Orange button News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. RSS - Really Simple Syndication
  9. 9. Manage your Widgets Export your widget to your favourite applications
  10. 10. ITC and E-Learning: <ul><li>Stronger integration between units: develop a comprehensive and integrated E-Learning programme focusing on ITC’s extensive training curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to numerous requests from clients and partners: develop opportunities for TSIs to incorporate ITC’s E-Learning programme / modules in their own training and educational initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Support ITC’s strategic goals: develop global solutions, facilitate customisation and integration by clients & partners, enhance impact, sustainability, consistency and reach of ITC’s training programmes </li></ul><ul><li>An « all ITC » project, led by TIS and ITS: all technical sections and HR contributing to working group, extensive consultations with key players (Contento, WTO ITTC, World Bank, UNCTAD) and key distance learning solutions providers (Moodle, UNITAR) </li></ul>I. Status: ITC’s E-Learning strategy in development
  11. 11. ITC and E-Learning: <ul><li>II. Objective </li></ul><ul><li>One E-Learning platform for ITC: Modular Approach (Lessons-> Modules-> Course->Training programme) </li></ul><ul><li>Courses: Distance Learning (asynchronous, unassisted), E-Learning (moderated, multimedia), Blended Learning (Classroom + online) </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps: Decision on Learning Management System/Platform (Moodle?), on Content Management System, on production tools </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot to start over summer </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you ! For more information on our tools and services Please contact: Medea Metreveli Associate Adviser Trade Information Services metreveli@ intracen .org Stephan Blanc Chief, Trade Information Services International Trade Centre [email_address]